On This Day

August 17, 1973 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in Sport

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Willie Mays hits 660th & last HR (off Don Gullett of Cincinnati)

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays

Birthdays in Sport

  • A J Wood, soccer forward (Olympic gold 1996), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Paul Wiggins, offensive linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Tim Forsyth, Australian high jumper (Olympic bronze 1992, 96)